Powell Plateau Loop

North Rim, Arizona 86052

Powell Plateau Loop

Powell Plateau Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is an especially scenic and remote loop around Powell Plateau along the Colorado River. Several permanent streams grace the route, including Thunder River, Shinumo Creek, and White Creek. You’ll spend days hiking along the Colorado River’s banks, or along the top of cliffs a few hundred feet above the Colorado River.

The loop takes you through Middle Granite Gorge, Conquistador Aisle, Stephen Aisle, and Granite Gorge. You’ll find plenty of side canyons to explore, including Stone, Galloway, Bedrock, and Blacktail canyons. Pets are not allowed on trails or in the backcountry."

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Trail Information

North Rim
Nearby City
54.6 miles
7,250 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
9 days
Best in October
Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023, (928) 638-7888 www.nps.gov/grca
Local Contacts
King Arthur Castle, Tapeats Amphitheater, Powell Plateau, Fossil Bay, Topocoba Hilltop, Explorers Monument, Havasupai Point U.S.G.S.
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